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29 Fully Funded PhD Programs at Leibniz Gemeinschaft, Germany

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Are you holding Master’s degree and looking for fully funded PhD positions? Leibniz Gemeinschaft, Germany invites online application for multiple funded PhD Programs / fully funded PhD positions in various research areas.

Candidates interested in fully funded PhD positions can check the details and may apply as soon as possible. Interested and eligible applicants may submit their online application for PhD programs via the University’s Online Application Portal. 

1. Fully Funded PhD Position in natural science

Summary of PhD Program:

The host microbiome and metabolic activity are essential for respiratory health. Host microbial communities and their metabolic activity therefore emerged as novel “target organ” for therapeutic applications. The clinical interventions using chemically and functionally defined microbial metabolic products therefore represent an attractive approach.

Application Deadline: 15.09.2023

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2. Fully Funded PhD Position in Medical Sciences 

Summary of PhD Program:

We are seeking a motivated, dedicated and industrious PhD fellow with a keen interest in epidemiology, statistics and clinical research in the broad and fascinating field of tropical medicine. The PhD fellow will be based in Hamburg, Germany and must be able to work independently, and as a member of a multicultural, multidisciplinary team to carry out their duties.

Application Deadline: 29.09.2023

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3. Fully Funded PhD Position in Cellular Parasitology

Summary of PhD Program:

The PhD project focuses on the identification and characterization of proteins and physicochemical factors that promote hemozoin formation in the human malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum. In close interaction with other malaria research groups, the successful candidate will receive a comprehensive training in molecular and cell biology, ranging from the generation of transgenic cell lines (Cas9, DiCre, etc…) to the application of various state-of-the-art imaging techniques, such as live fluorescence microscopy, time-lapse microscopy, polarization microscopy and electron microscopy.

Application Deadline: 15.09.2023

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4. Fully Funded PhD Position in Cellular Parasitology

Summary of PhD Program:

The PhD project focuses on the identification and characterization of proteins and physicochemical factors that promote hemozoin formation in the human malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum. In close interaction with other malaria research groups, the successful candidate will receive a comprehensive training in molecular and cell biology, ranging from the generation of transgenic cell lines (Cas9, DiCre, etc…) to the application of various state-of-the-art imaging techniques, such as live fluorescence microscopy, time-lapse microscopy, polarization microscopy and electron microscopy.

Application Deadline: 15.09.2023

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5. Fully Funded PhD Position in Nonlinear Optimization and Inverse Problems

Summary of PhD Program:

The position is associated to the project “Analysis of energy-variational solutions for hyperbolic conservation laws”, which is part of the SPP 2410 “Hyperbolic Balance Laws in Fluid Mechanics: Complexity, Scales, Randomness”. While hyperbolic conservation laws are ubiquitous in the modeling of fluid-dynamical processes, fundamental analytic question remain open until today. In this project, a novel solution concept for such equations, which is founded on energetic considerations and variational methods, is studied. The project aims at the derivation of new existence results, the investigation of selection criteria to single out physically relevant solutions, and the numerical approximation of such solutions.

Application Deadline: September 18, 2023

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6. Fully Funded PhD Position in spectroscopy and microscopy 

Summary of PhD Program:

PhD Student in spectroscopy and microscopy (recent publications: Roßmann et al., Chem. Sci. 2022; Birke et al., Org. Biomol. Chem. 2022; Trumpp et al., Chem. Commun. 2022; Ast et al., Nat. Commun. 2023). The position is funded by an ERC Starting Grant (deuterON) and focusses on novel chromophores and their applications in the cellular context. The position is to be filled in October/November 2023 and is initially limited to 3 years.

Application Deadline: 15 September 2023

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7. Fully Funded PhD Position in Political Economy

Summary of PhD Program:

To strengthen our team, we are looking for a graduate students (f/m/d) to complete a PhD in economics at the chair of the Center Director Professor Niklas Potrafke at the University of Munich and to work on research projects in public economics and political economy. How should we assess the instruments of economic policy used in Germany, the European Union and globally? How do political decision-makers and institutions influence economic policy and its outcomes? And how do political factors shape expectations of agents and their behavior? The ifo Center for Public Finance and Political Economy investigates these questions and derives policy recommendations. The team examines public debt in Germany and Europe, the evaluation of fiscal policies, and fiscal federalism and local public finances.

Application Deadline: September 10, 2023

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8. Fully Funded PhD Position in Transcriptome & Proteome Profiling

Summary of PhD Program:

The position will be in the interdisciplinary nucleic acid chemistry group led by Dr. Mark M. Somoza and is funded by Horizon Europe EIC Pathfinder Challenge on DNA-based digital data storage. The research will focus on the design and chemical synthesis of ultra-large-scale nucleic acid oligonucleotide libraries by means of maskless photolithography. Emphasis will be on modifying the chemistry and photochemistry to find optimal conditions specific to encoding digital data in DNA, and to implement new technologies to improve both synthesis throughput and information density. The oligonucleotide libraries will be tested using standard nucleic acid analytical approaches, as well as by nanopore and next generation sequencing. The research will complement the overall goals of the Pathfinder Challenge to build a complete DNA-based storage system to serve many different industries, including agriculture, food, pharma, and healthcare.

Application Deadline: Open until filled

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9. 02 Fully Funded PhD Position in Experimental Diabetology

Summary of PhD Program:

The candidates will work in an interdisciplinary team to investigate the role of alternative splicing in islets of Langerhans in type 2 diabetes pathogenesis. Following instruction, the PhD students will learn to perform experiments independently to address the following main goals of the project:

  • identify and characterize alternative splice events contributing to islet cell dysfunction
  • investigate the molecular impact of a dysfunctional islet splicing program for diabetes pathogenesis
  • study the influence of epigenetics on alternative splicing

Application Deadline: September 10th, 2023

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Fully Funded PhD Position in Quantitative Genetics

Summary of PhD Program:

The Quantitative Genetics research group is interested in devising and evaluating ‘omics’-based breeding strategies to boost selection gain in (pre)breeding programs. Our model crop is wheat, but research activities also encompass barley, German chamomile, common bean, soybean, maize, rye, Arabidopsis, and canola.

Application Deadline: 10.09.2023

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11. Fully Funded PhD Position in Host microbiome and metabolic activity

Summary of PhD Program:

The Research Center Borstel (RCB) is an internationally operating Lung Center within the Leibniz Association, financed by the Federal Government and the State of Schleswig-Holstein. Our central task is basic and translational research in the field of respiratory diseases. We operate extensive laboratory and research infrastructures. Academically, we are closely linked with neighboring universities (Lübeck, Kiel) and clinically with the University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein. Our goal is to improve existing methods for the detection, prevention and treatment of lung diseases and to develop new, innovative therapeutic approaches.

Application Deadline: 15.09.2023

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12. Fully Funded PhD Position in Bushmeat and associated infectious agents characterization

Summary of PhD Program:

The PhD position advertised here will focus on the ecology and zoonoses aspects and will include sample collection, data production and analysis, and results publication. The PhD student (m/f/d) will perform field work for extended periods of time in Ivory Coast and Liberia in collaboration with local project partners to collect bushmeat, flies, swabs and latrine samples from different markets and restaurants. Using a combination of molecular techniques, we aim at characterizing marketed bushmeat, and screen these samples for presence of infectious agents. Lab work will be performed in Ivory Coast and at HIOH, Germany.

Application Deadline: 31st August 2023

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13. Fully Funded PhD Position in Mathematical Research Data Initiative

Summary of PhD Program:

In the DFG-funded consortium, Mathematical Research Data Initiative (MaRDI), Germanys’ leading mathematics research institutions united to build a one-stop portal that provides access to research data relevant to mathematics research. This includes datasets like arXiv, Wikipedia, zbMATH Open, the Digital Library of Mathematical Formulae, MathOverflow, and the Online Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences.

Application Deadline: Open until filled

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14. Fully Funded PhD Position in Platform Material Digital

Summary of PhD Program:

We are looking for a suitable person for the open position as PhD/Junior Researcher or PostDoc/Senior Researcher in the Information Service Engineering team at FIZ Karlsruhe starting at the nearest possible date. This position is part of the Platform MaterialDigital project on the sustainable digitalization of materials.

Application Deadline: 05.09.2023

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15. Fully Funded PhD Position in Laser cooling of fluoride single crystals by anti-Stokes fluorescence

Summary of PhD Program:

As a PhD student, you will be involved in multidisciplinary research work focusing on crystal growth, chemical/physical characterization, and experiments using lasers. The primary objective of this study is to comprehensively understand the role of impurities, which currently pose a bottleneck for achieving temperatures below the boiling point of liquid nitrogen (77 K) in this technology. Our research group is widely recognized as one of the leading teams in this field, and this position will provide you with a unique platform to make significant contributions to the advancement of laser cooling techniques.

Application Deadline: 15th September 2023

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16. Fully Funded PhD Position in nutrition

Summary of PhD Program:

The Leibniz Institute for Prevention Research and Epidemiology – BIPS GmbH is a vibrant epidemiological research institute in the Northwest of Germany. The Department ‘Prevention and Evaluation’ is dedicated to major thematic fields: i) health inequalities with specific reference to migration and gender, ii) innovative interventions for health promotion including digital public health, (iii) evidence based public health, and (iv) implementation research with a focus on mental health.

Application Deadline: 31.08.2023

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17. Fully Funded PhD Position in nutrition

Summary of PhD Program:

The Leibniz Institute for Prevention Research and Epidemiology – BIPS GmbH is a vibrant epidemiological research institute in the Northwest of Germany. The Department ‘Prevention and Evaluation’ is dedicated to major thematic fields: i) health inequalities with specific reference to migration and gender, ii) innovative interventions for health promotion including digital public health, (iii) evidence based public health, and (iv) implementation research with a focus on mental health.

Application Deadline: 31.08.2023

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18. Fully Funded PhD Position in Rocket-borne density and turbulence

Summary of PhD Program:

The task of the PhD student will be to participate in development of new rocket-borne sensors, calibrate them in the laboratory, advise undergraduate students, prepare the instruments for and control them during rocket field campaigns in Northern Scandinavia, and process the data. Besides the specific topics of our Department, the students are expected to be in close interaction with colleagues and students from the other two IAP Departments, for example, via cross departmental activities.

Application Deadline: Open until filled

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19. Fully Funded PhD Position in Theoretical Eco-Evolutionary Dynamics

Summary of PhD Program:

The PhD project centres around eco-evolutionary community dynamics with a strong focus on theoretical work. The successful candidate will focus on developing theoretical models (e.g., differential equation or individual based models) to investigate questions at the interface of community ecology and evolutionary biology. The main objective of the PhD project will be to test how interactions between specific processes of community ecology (species sorting, ecological drift and dispersal) and of evolutionary biology (selection, genetic drift and gene flow) shape eco-evolutionary community dynamics. There will also be the opportunity for the PhD candidate to collaborate with a second PhD candidate and participate in microcosm experiments to connect large data sets to predictive modelling.

Application Deadline: 31.08.2023

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20. Fully Funded PhD Position in Adaptive Pathogenicity Strategies

Summary of PhD Program:

In this project, the successful applicant will investigate how C. albicans responds and adapts to immune mediators and how this influences commensalism and pathogenicity. The candidate will identify and characterize how immune mediators induce fungal adaptations and use in vitro model systems to investigate the impact on pathogenicity mechanisms and commensalism. The overarching goal is to elucidate the molecular mechanisms by which immune mediators induce fungal adaptations.

Application Deadline: August 31, 2023

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21. Fully Funded PhD Position in Natural Product Chemistry/ Biotechnology

Summary of PhD Program:

Since new anti-infectives are urgently needed to combat life-threatening diseases, novel approaches for their identification are necessary. We are interested in identifying and resurrecting biosynthetic genes from ancient DNA and metagenomes to access otherwise hidden antibiotics or other bioactive natural products and to study their evolution. Our approach is highly interdisciplinary (chemistry, biotechnology, molecular biology, lab automation, archaeology, evolutionary biology, etc.) and collaborative (our main collaborators are biomolecular archaeologists at Harvard University and the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology). We would like to welcome a doctoral student in our department, who wants to explore this novel source of natural products from ancient times.

Application Deadline: August 31, 2023

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22. Fully Funded PhD Position in Environmental and Climate Economics

Summary of PhD Program:

The main focus of your activities at ZEW will be to conduct scientific research in environmental, climate, and public economics and work on demanding economic policy advising projects. Applicants should have a strong interest to study the economics of climate change mitigation and to conduct economic assessments of climate and energy policy using a quantitative and empirical approach drawing on numerical economic modelling and simulations techniques.

Application Deadline: September 6th, 2023

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23. Fully Funded PhD Position in Metabolic Function & Biosignals

Summary of PhD Program:

You will have the opportunity to join the LSB’s research group “Metabolic Function & Biosignals”. The group focuses on chemoreceptor-mediated effects of food constituents on the human body or other biosystems that go beyond sensory perception. As such, you will be working in a multidisciplinary environment, utilizing methods of various research fields, including cell biology, chemical and bioanalysis, to find new, innovative ways to advance food reformulation, develop personalized nutrition concepts or ensure high food quality & safety for a changing world. The specific objectives of the project will be developed in relation to the candidate’s experience and interests but have a strong cell biology related component.

Application Deadline: Open until filled

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24. Fully Funded PhD Position in Catalysis for Energy

Summary of PhD Program:

Develop homogeneous catalyst systems, e.g. noble and non-noble organometallic complexes, for chemical transformations in the field of hydrogen evolution and storage as well as carbon dioxide relevant chemistry. Your competence: A completed Master in the field of chemistry (for example catalysis, organic or organometallic chemistry) is required. Excellent knowledge of either German or English language is also required. Experience in the fields of organometallic chemistry, catalyst synthesis, photo-chemistry, hydrogen production from renewable resources, hydrogen storage and/or carbon dioxide related chemistry as well as elucidating reaction mechanisms would be desirable.

Application Deadline: October 31, 2023

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25. Fully Funded PhD Position in Catalysis for Energy

Summary of PhD Program:

The research group of Dr. Henrik Junge in the department of Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. mult. Matthias Beller has an opening for a position in this area. Your task: Develop heterogeneous catalyst systems, e.g. supported noble and non-noble metal nanoparticles, or single atom catalysts, for chemical transformations in the field of hydrogen evolution and storage as well as carbon dioxide relevant chemistry. Your competence: A completed Master in the field of chemistry (for example catalysis, organic or inorganic chemistry) is required. Excellent knowledge of either German or English language is also required. Experience in the fields of heterogeneous catalysis, photo-chemistry, hydrogen production from renewable resources, hydrogen storage and/or carbon dioxide related chemistry as well as elucidating reaction mechanisms would be desirable. The applicant should have a high degree of self-motivation, identify with the goals of the institute and actively participate in problem solving across research topics. Applications from Applied Universities (“Fachhochschulen”) can be also considered.

Application Deadline: September 30, 2023

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26. Fully Funded PhD Position in Digitalized Process & Material Development

Summary of PhD Program:

The competence field “Digitized Process & Material Development” deals, among other things, with approaches for predicting material properties of fiber reinforced polymers by means of simulation. For this, simulation models are developed that reproduce the structural material composition of fibers and polymer matrix. The realistic modeling of structures is a critical challenge, which will be addressed at the IVW by novel approaches. Your research tasks include the intelligent combination of computer-based modeling, 3D X-ray microscopy and, in particular, machine learning approaches. Within the framework of a publicly funded research project, you will cooperate with an industrial company (simulation software). You will have the possibility to do a doctorate.

Application Deadline: Open until filled

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27. Fully Funded PhD Position in physics, nanoscience

Summary of PhD Program:

Superconducting quantum circuits are one of the leading candidates for quantum hardware. The properties of these quantum circuits can be tuned by changing the geometry and position of the circuit elements. Although most of these circuits are done using single element superconducting metals like Nb or Al, it is now known that quantum complexity is emerging in a wide variety of so-called van der Waals materials. Their incredible electronic and mechanical properties can be integrated in quantum circuits for realizing a new generation of electronic device harnessing quantum complexity for their functionality. Moreover, Van der Waals (VdW) heterostructures formed by mechanically stacking layers of 2-Dimensional (2D) superconductors possess unique properties and new functionalities, not seen in standard materials, that make them irreplaceable platform for emergent superconducting electronics.

Application Deadline: September 30th, 2023

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28. Fully Funded PhD Position in Physics

Summary of PhD Program:

You will conduct research in the field of experimental atmospheric physics, with a focus on optical remote sensing of the atmosphere up to the edge of space (stratosphere, mesosphere, and lower thermosphere). The advertised position is primarily linked to the technological instrument development of transportable lidar systems (light detection and ranging). New instruments and measuring methods are being developed in close collaboration with local industrial partners within the framework of the BMBF-funded project “LidarCUBE”. The project is based on our compact lidar systems (VAHCOLI – Vertical And Horizontal COverage by LIdar).

Application Deadline: Open until filled

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